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Guo Ren (Mike) Lee

Guo Ren (Mike) Lee

Regional Director (Taiwan)

Guo Ren (Mike) Lee (李國任) is based in Taiwan and has worked with Tan Yinglan, current Venture Partner at Sequoia Capital, editing two books including but not limited to 9th (Asian) edition of New Venture Creation : Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century (McGraw Hill, 2012) and Chinnovation : How Chinese Innovators Are Changing The World (Wiley 2011). During the 2009~2012, Guo Ren has interviewed well over 50 CEOs in Taiwan to dig up some of the best practices on entrepreneurship and innovation and dedicated a significant amount of his time to research, compile, analyze, and write the Taiwan innovation story spanning many industries.

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While still a student, Mike started three new organizations including the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Toastmasters Club (Club No. 722604 registered under Toastmasters International), served as a student ambassador on behalf of the university with foreign visitors and dignitaries (U.S. Congressman, VC’s, scientists, and business executives), and led foreign students as well as NCKU’s student leaders to organize conferences for the school’s internationalization and entrepreneurial drive.

Mike was invited to meet the President of Taiwan after his lobbying trip to US Congress and later won the National Youth Community Participation Award, the International Exchange Award, and the National Outstanding Youth Award. After earning his B.S. and M.S. from NCKU (Taiwan) in Materials Science and Engineering in 2009, Mike began his journey as an author while pursing a business career in the high-tech and medical equipment industries. He has worked as founding employee at ICARES Medicus., Inc. and Product Manager at Advantech Corporation. In later 2012, he was invited to join as a partner and founding COO of a newly established biotech firm based in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2013, he also helped raised a significant amount of angel funding.

To foster the Entrepreneurship of Greater China Region, Mike has founded “Entrepreneur + (E Plus)” with a group of proactive young VCs and entrepreneurs, offering entrepreneurs valued networks and resources. Some past events have significantly driven the growth of Taiwan’s new entrepreneurial development. The organization has been registered as an NPO to Taiwan government and has becoming one of the most influential parties in developing entrepreneurship in Taiwan and its region.

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